(in certain inflected languages, as Sanskrit, Latin, and Russian) noting a case having as its function the indication of the subject of a finite verb, as in Latin Nauta bonus est “The sailor is good,” with nauta “sailor” in the nominative case.
similar to such a case in function or meaning.
nominated; appointed by nomination.
made out in a person's name, as a certificate or security.
the nominative case.
a word in the nominative case.
a form or construction of similar function or meaning.
late 14c., "pertaining to the grammatical case dealing with the subject of a verb," from Old French nominatif, from Latin nominativus "pertaining to naming," from nominatus, past participle of nominare (see nominate). As a noun from 1620s.